About Us

Achieving the Mission of the UNMC College of Public health requires strong partnerships and linkages between the academic and practice communities. The office of public health practice is committed to enhancing academe and practice partnerships to advance the development of the public health workforce through a commitment to practice-based research, education, service and professional education and training.

Defining Public Health Practice:
Academic public health practice is the applied, interdisciplinary pursuit of scholarship in the field of public health (Association of Schools of Public Health – Practice Council).

Academic public health practice involves the multiple capacities of practice-based research, teaching and service. The application of academic public health is accomplished through: